Sexual Vitality for Women
Hormone imbalance can affect multiple systems in the body, causing problems for physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Sexual vitality in women is especially affected from the early-thirties on. Sexual vitality is compromised when hormones are unbalanced, causing low sex drive and a variety of other symptoms.
At the Ageless & Wellness Medical Center, we believe that sexual health is an important aspect of every person’s quality of life, no matter your age or past experiences. We’re here to help you achieve hormone balance and improve your life.
The Importance of Testosterone In Women
Most women are aware of how the dynamic dance between estrogen and progesterone shifts as they age, but they tend to think of testosterone as a male-only hormone. However, women require testosterone as well to maintain healthy mood, sex drive, and healthy muscles and bones.
Testosterone Levels in Women
In women, testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands, and in men, it is produced in the testes and adrenal glands. Women and men both reach their peak of testosterone levels in their 20s and thereafter levels drop approximately one percent a year.
With optimal levels of testosterone, both men and women benefit from increased energy, reduced fat, healthy libido, and a protective effect on the heart and blood vessels. When it comes to sexual growth and function, testosterone is best known as the hormone of desire. In addition to fueling libido, it promotes sexual pleasure by causing the nipples and clitoris to be sensitive to touch.
DHEA In Women
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is another hormone that has an effect on sexual vitality, although in a more indirect way. DHEA is called a “precursor hormone” because it can be converted to testosterone. Levels of DHEA naturally decrease with age, and later in life, the DHEA levels dwindle to about five to ten percent of the amount produced during a woman’s reproductive years.
Age is not the only factor influencing DHEA production. Chronic stress also depletes DHEA levels. Surveys of women have linked declining DHEA production in women with a decreasing tendency to think about or initiate sex, as well as reported decrease in feelings of sexual satisfaction.
Restore Your Sexual Vitality Today!
At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless & Wellness Medical Center, a team of professionals offer a variety of solutions to help you restore healthy sexual vitality. With careful testing, we help you determine the best course for your treatment. From bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) using testosterone and/or progesterone and estrogen, to pharmaceutical-grade supplements that boost the libido, we can treat the underlying hormonal imbalance.
The Benefits of Treatment
The first question you should ask is: what you can expect from a natural hormone balancing regime. The answer is simple: relief from unwanted symptoms! You should expect improved libido, more lubrication, fewer night sweats and hot flashes, improved moods, memory and sleep, renewed strength and energy, the ability to shed extra pounds more easily, and a belly that goes from fat to flatter. When or if symptoms persist, adrenal support, additional bioidentical hormone supplementation and/or a compounded formulation may also be required.
Bloodwork & Physical Exam
To help determine whether you are estrogen dominant or deficient, we recommend you get bloodwork analysis. Your vagina is also a good barometer. Estrogen deficiency causes vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal wall. If you are having difficulty lubricating before and during sex, or if intercourse has become painful, your vagina is letting you know that it is lacking much-needed estrogen.
For our patients who wish to take the next step toward improved sexual health, we offer the in-office O-Shot® (also called the Orgasm-Shot) sexual vitality treatment.
The O-Shot® is a medical procedure developed and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels, M.D. He was the first to apply an established technique using platelet-rich plasma to increase blood flow and create new tissue — for the purpose of sexual health. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) extracted from a simple blood draw is injected into your body in vaginal and clitoral locations to rejuvenate the tissue. The result is new tissue growth and increased blood flow.
For more than 20 years, medical professionals have been using PRP to promote post-operative healing after trauma. This technique has been used for professional athletes; by injecting PRP into joint cartilage, players can recover more quickly from injury and be back on the field stronger than before.
The use of PRP for tissue rejuvenation takes advantage of the natural healing factors of your own body. The O-Shot® uses the same material that your body used to heal a scraped knee when you were a kid — growth factors and stem cells that stimulate wound healing. The results are new collagen, new blood vessel formation, and enlargement of fat cells, with no abnormal cell formation.
For women who have experienced vaginal changes due to childbirth, problems with urinary incontinence, or pain with intercourse, the O-Shot® can significantly improve sexual health and quality of life.